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  • Best Practices

Recording of Police Acitity by Citizens or Media (pdf), plus Clay County Sheriff's Office paper, "Videotaping Police:  A First Amendment Review" (pdf)

Concealed Firearms Arrest Study (pdf).  Law Enforcement officers making arrests for concealed firearms without sufficient probable cause that results in the case being nol-prossed, a damage claim filed in civil court for an unlawful arrest, or both. 

Intelligence Led Policing: combating crime using ILP at the agency level, from FSA summer conference 2012 (pdf)

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety: A philosophy for accountability and productivity, from FSA summer conference 2012 (pdf)

Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety: Operational Guidelines (pdf)

  • Crime Stats

FDLE Uniform Crime Reports

  • FSA Law Enforcement Listserv

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  • Resources

NEW!  "Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence and Trauma" video and resources page by Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. 

Trauma-Informed Approaches: Federal Activities and Initiatives (pdf), September 2013 report

Sandy Hook Final Report (pdf)

Crime Scene Investigation:  A Guide for Law Enforcement, updated 2012 (pdf).  Published by the National Forensic Science Technology Center.

Law Enforcement Guidelines: Domestic Violence Investigations (pdf)

Compstat: Its Origins, Evolution, and Future in Law Enforcement Agencies (Bureau of Justice Assistance). Presents the findings of an effort to assess the status of Compstat in local and state law enforcement agencies. The Compstat is a management process predicated on timely crime and disorder data, strategic problem solving, and a clear accountability structure. Ideally, Compstat facilitates accurate and timely analysis of crime and disorder data, which is used to identify crime patterns and problems. The project was initiated with the goal of studying the initial development and evolution of Compstat, identifying current best practices, and analyzing the future of Compstat. Compstat management practices are currently used by many local and state law enforcement agencies in Florida.

Two New Modules on Crime Analysis.  George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy's Matrix Demonstration Project, which is funded by BJA, recently released two new online training modules: "Crime Analysis for Commanders" and "Crime Analysis for Operations."  These BJA-funded trainings are an excellent –and free – resource for those interested in crime analysis and how it can benefit law enforcement operations.  

FDLE, New UCR Submission Process.  Memo describes process effective August 1, 2013.

Security features on re-designed $100 bill, in circulation October 8, 2013. What law enforcement needs to know.  Access from password protected page (find under Reports/Sheriffs Office Resources).

"Introduction to Human Trafficking."  Online training course offered through FDLE.

"Boating Under the Influence: The Differences Between BUI & DUI Law."  Includes a DUI/BUI Conversion Chart. Authored by Carla Oglo, AGC, and Captain (Ret.) Alan S. Richard, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Updated May 21, 2013.

Eyewitness ID Standards and Commentary. The Florida Sheriffs Association is urging all Sheriffs to establish an agency policy based on the eyewitness ID standards created by the Florida Innocence Commission Criminal Justic Workgroup. Download Final Commentary (pdf)  Download Revised FINAL Standards (pdf). Model Policy from Volusia County Sheriff's Office (pdf)

Florida Innocence Commission Final Report 2012 (rtf)

FDLE FCJEI Senior Leadership Research Papers:  Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice

FDLE FCJEI Senior Leadership Research Papers:  The Future of Police Operations

Bureau of Justice Assistance Podcasts

Abstract:  "The diffusion of accreditation among Florida police agencies," by William G. Doerner and William M. Doerner, (2009).

Abstract:  "Police accreditation and clearance rates," by William M. Doerner, William G. Doerner, (2012)

Florida Fusion Center Brief: New Unregulated Psychoactive Substances Marketed as "Bath Salts"

Study:  The Crime Drop in Florida: An Examination of the Trends and Possible Causes (4/15/12)

2012 Public Safety Industry Study:  "The Changing Requirements of Communications Technology for Public Safety"

Decentralization: Pros and Cons by Tommy Aman, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Marijuana Grow Houses: Florida’s Silently Growing Epidemic by Clarence Dale Ritchhart, Jr., Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories: A Look at the Hazards That Remain If the Site Is Not Properly Remediated by Arnold L. Brown, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Red Light Cameras in Collier County: Citizens Assessment of Need and Effectiveness by Harold J. Minch, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Crisis Intervention Teams: Have You Refreshed Your CIT Training? by Frank Baker, Jr., Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Communications Interoperability- Current Status by Stephen Mitchell, Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program

Law Enforcement and Mental Health Partnerships, National Sheriffs Association

"The Ethical Issues of Racial Discrimination and the Judicial System: Does it Exist?" by Capt. Jerry K. Craig (pdf)

"Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Administration," by Lt. Al Ramirez (pdf)

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